Backyard Travel steers kids toward mysteries, puppets and surfboards

Forget Disneyland. One of the world’s newest travel companies has rolled out a series of trips for kids that trade on the wonders of Asia.

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There is a growing trend of parents wanting their children to travel to experience different cultures. They want their kids to think of travel as a rite of passage, and to come away from such trips with a richer perspective of the world we all live in.

Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) July 12, 2012

Among the family-oriented journeys Bangkok-based Backyard Travel now offers are:

    A 10-day, 9-night Cambodian adventure, which includes jeep rides, rural school visits and a Tomb Raider-style mystery to unravel at Angkor Wat, one of the Man-Made Wonders of the World;

    A 10-day, 9-night Thailand discovery, beginning with a long-tail boat ride to see a puppet show in Bangkok and ending with coconut-shell souvenir making in Phuket; and

    A 6-day, 5-night exploration of Bali, featuring four-wheel-drive 'VW Safari' excursions, traditional dance performances, guided rafting trips, hands-on farming activities and the option to learn how to surf.

The launch of these programs and others comes three months after Virtuoso, the world's most prestigious travel consortia, unveiled its annual Luxe Report, which revealed that family travel is emerging as the biggest travel trend of the year.

The survey also found that a pair of Southeast Asian countries Backyard Travel offers various tours of — Vietnam and Cambodia — are two of the top three “emerging destinations” in the world.

“There is a growing trend of parents wanting their children to travel to experience different cultures,” said Maeve Nolan, Backyard Travel’s founder and operations manager. “They want their kids to think of travel as a rite of passage, and to come away from such trips with a richer perspective of the world we all live in.”

Backyard Travel was recently launched and is now redefining how travelers interact with agencies when they book travel to Asia.

Instead of setting up as a company that fields business from other agencies, the enterprise is reaching overseas to woo travelers from the get-go. How? By providing travelers with direct access to people who actually live in Asia full-time and are trained to handle all aspects of an itinerary’s development.

To learn more about Backyard Travel, or to review their itineraries developed specifically for families, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com. To keep up with their latest blog posts and travel tips visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/backyardtravel


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